BIRN Hub People


Nicholas Watson

Reporting Democracy Editor

Nicholas was appointed editor of Reporting Democracy in 2020.

Nikola Cace

Administrative and Operations Assistant

Nikola joined BIRN Hub in May 2015 as an Administration and Operations Assistant.

Per Byman

Member of the Assembly
Managing Director at NRC Fluchtlingshilfe Deutschland

Managing Director at NRC Fluchtlingshilfe Deutschland
Member of the Assembly

Robert Bierman

Member of the Board
Chief Revenue Officer of News Deeply

Robert Bierman serves as Chief Revenue Officer of News Deeply, Inc. News Deeply convenes stakeholders in global issues via single-subject digital news sites, events, research and membership groups.

Samir Kajosevic

Montenegro Correspondent
Samir is based in Podgorica and covers stories from Montenegro as well as parts of regional investigative stories.

Sasa Dragojlo

Serbia Correspondent

Sasa joined BIRN in 2020 as a correspondent for Balkan Insight. Previously, he has worked for Balkan Insight from 2015 to 2016.

Sejla Karic

Researcher, Digital Rights Programme
Sejla joined BIRN Hub’s Sarajevo Office in April 2022. As a Digital Rights Researcher, she is focused on digital rights violations and the human rights implications of advanced technologies in Southeast and Central Europe.

Serbeze Haxhiaj

Kosovo Correspondent, Balkan Transitional Justice

Serbeze Haxhiaj is covering issues related to establishing justice and
facilitating reconciliation after the 1998-1999 Kosovo war. Her
particular focus is on war crimes, human rights issues, rehabilitation of
victims and peace approaches in dealing with conflict and its aftermath.

Sinisa-Jakov Marusic

North Macedonia Correspondent

Sinisa-Jakov Marusic is a Skopje-based journalist and regular contributor to BIRN’s regional publication, Balkan Insight, and the programme Balkan Transitional Justice.

Snezana Caricic

Office Manager/Financial Administrator

She joined the BIRN team in 2014 and is responsible for both finance and administration jobs, producing finance reports, processing invoices and daily track of daily revenue and spending.

Steve Crawshaw

Member of the Assembly
Policy and Advocacy Director, Freedom from Torture

Steve Crawshaw is the director of the office of the Secretary General of Amnesty International.

Tim Judah

Chairman of the Board
Journalist, The Economist

Tim Judah is a front line reporter for The Economist and an author.

Tommaso Siviero

Digital Accounts Manager
Based in Sarajevo, Tommaso joined BIRN in 2022. He is part of the Social Media team, taking care of BIRN’s social media channels in English.

Xhorxhina Bami

Kosovo Correspondent

Xhorxhina Bami reports on daily developments in Kosovo and also writes feature, analyses, reviews, interviews, and investigations. Originally from Albania, Xhorxhina been living in Kosovo since 2015.


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